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Macmillan Cancer Support is offering people affected by cancer an opportunity to take control of their diagnosis and move forward positively as they face living with cancer in 2017.

Macmillan is holding a free self-management programme in Wrexham for anyone living with and beyond cancer to help them manage the emotional impact of their diagnosis.

Called HOPE, Macmillan’s self-management programme will run for two days at Memorial Hall. The programme will be held on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 February from 10am to 4.15pm, with a follow-up day on Wednesday 22 March from 11am to 3pm.

HOPE is designed to help people affected by cancer manage the day-to-day impact of their condition, learn proactive ways to take control of their health and wellbeing in a supportive environment and set positive goals for the future.

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The inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Award  honoured the work and spectacular successes of the region’s £2 billion industry.

The inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Award honoured the work and spectacular successes of the region’s £2 billion industry.

North Wales is poised for a bumper year tourism in 2017 after establishing a reputation as one of the best places in the world to visit, according to Economy Minister Ken Skates. 

 His comments came at the inaugural Go North Wales Tourism Awards, to honour the work and spectacular successes of the region’s £2 billion industry.

The region’s very best visitor attractions, restaurants and businesses were celebrating after picking up gongs at the event, organised by North Wales Tourism and Heart FM.

Zip World, run by former Marine Sean Taylor and his business partner Nick Moriaty with sites in Gwynedd and Conwy, collected a special award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in North Wales.

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Lanngollen2017Welsh legends to headline the final night of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Sunday 9th July 2017

Fresh from the phenomenal success of the 20th anniversary tour of their fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’, Manic Street Preachers have announced an appearance at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2017, the event’s 70th anniversary year.

The multi-award winning trio will play tracks from their extensive back catalogue at the show, which will be the band’s first ever appearance in Llangollen. Sponsored by Aldi, the gig will be the biggest ever show that Llanfest – the final day of the annual week long festival – has played host to, with the pavilion’s rear seating being removed to take capacity in excess of 5,200.

Tickets for the show at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen will go on sale at 9am on Thursday 1st December 2016.

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2. Georgia RuthFollowing the much praised 2016 event, which saw an audience in excess of seven thousand people attend, FOCUS Wales Music, Arts and Interactive festival returns to North Wales from the 11th to the 13th of May for its 7th consecutive year.

For three days and nights, FOCUS Wales will once again take over the town centre of Wrexham, programming over 200 of the hottest new live acts as well as established names from Wales and beyond, and presenting music industry and tech panels, and interactive workshops and events, featuring expert speakers from across the globe.

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Wrexham Tri Steve and debbieA triathlon competitor who represented Great Britain in his age group at the World Championships is among a team of athletes who have raised money in memory of a courageous teenager.

Wrexham Triathlon Club has raised £1,000 in aid of Nicola’s Fund, a charity inspired by talented schoolgirl Nicola Riley that enables families coping with childhood cancer to enjoy a well-deserved, paid-for holiday.

Nicola, who lost her battle against a brain tumour 11 years ago, was treated to a special family holiday in Florida the year before she died and was concerned her friends in hospital would not have the same opportunity, especially those who were too poorly to travel such a distance.

She talked about setting up a charity that would enable youngsters undergoing gruelling hospital treatment to have a well-earned rest with their families and Nicola’s Fund was born in the teenager’s honour.

Great Britain triathlon competitor Ian laing, who recently returned from Mexico where he competed in the World Triathlon Championships in the 60-64 age group, was among the club members who designated Nicola’s Fund as one of its chosen charities for 2016.

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